On March 28, “the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rossete” was conferred by the Government of Japan to Mr. Matiur Rahman at the official residence of H.E. Mr. ITO Naoki, ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, in recognition of his great contribution to strengthening economic relations between Japan and Bangladesh.
At the ceremony, Ambassador ITO expressed his sincere appreciation to Mr. Rahman for longstanding contribution to promoting economic relations between Japan and Bangladesh.
“I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Matiur Rahman. Mr. Rahman’s achievements and contributions to Japan-Bangladesh relations are remarkable. I am particularly pleased that we are able to celebrate Mr. Rahman’s conferment in the year of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Bangladesh.”, said Ambassador ITO. Mr. Matiur Rahman is one of the founder of Japan-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JBCCI), and as the first chairman of JBCCI, he greatly contributed to promoting the investment of Japanese companies in Bangladesh. He also made significant efforts to improve the business environment for Japanese companies and built strong economic partnership between the two countries. Thanks to his sincere dedication as the JBCCI Board Member and advisor even after the retirement of the Chairman, the total number of JBCCI members has expanded to 254 Japanese and Bangladesh firms today. On April 29, 2021, the Government of Japan decided to confer the decoration on Mr. Rahman. He received the decoration from the Government of Japan as the first Bangladeshi businessman.